FINALLY Best powder for my 308

MagTen

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FINALLY Best powder for my 308
After trying numerous powders I have finally landed on what I think will be my best powder for 165,168 grain bullets. Numerous powders have given much different impact points using TTSX, Ballistic Tips, Accubonds & A-MAXs. I have zeroed in on 3031 and 4320 so far but today get much better results with 4064. The 4064 brought the BTs and ABs into a quarter size together and the TTSX close but quarter size. Even the elusive ELD-X slugs came together the best so far with 4064. The numbers in inches on the photos mean nothing. That is impact over the aiming point. My gun is Remington M700VSF 308 12" twist. The 130 grain TTSX with 3031 last week did very well.

NOTICE "1 flyer" on each group except for best group. ???? Tell me what causes that???







Best group is 3 Hunting BTs & ABs



 

Bbear

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+ 1 on the Varget. I also have had good luck with 4451 and 180 gr pills.
 

Rick Richard

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I have tried most of the popular powders through my 5R and 4064 gives me the best results. It will shoot a 5 shot ragged hole at 100 yards and less than 1/2 inch at 200 yards...even during the warmer months.

 

MagTen

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I have tried most of the popular powders through my 5R and 4064 gives me the best results. It will shoot a 5 shot ragged hole at 100 yards and less than 1/2 inch at 200 yards...even during the warmer months.

Mine shoots AMAXs like that and I expected the new ELD-X would also but NO.gun)
 

Wado

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I have had real good accuracy with H4895 and 150 grain Barnes TTSX, I haven't tried anything heavier in my .308. I have a Remington barreled Mauser one in twelve twist also. I will add the barrel is a tad over sixteen inches to accommodate a suppressor. I also shoot 150 grain Winchester Power Points with Varget. Both loads shoot to the same point of aim.

150 Grain Power Point
44.0 grains Varget
WLR Primer

150 Grain Barnes TTSX
42.5 grains H4895
WLR Primer
 

desertbull

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4064 and R15 both give equally good performance in my 308 with 168 grain AMAX.
 

stuckey27

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try cfe223 by far the best power I have tried in a 308. a lot more velocity than varget with the same or slightly better accuracy. and its ball powder so it's easier to load
 

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